Perry: UT Regent Wallace Hall "Should Be Commended"

As a legislative committee met on Wednesday to draft articles of impeachment against University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall, the man who appointed him to the board, Gov. Rick Perry, issued a strongly worded statement of support for the embattled regent.

"Wallace Hall should be commended for his persistence – in the face of overwhelming opposition from bureaucrats – in trying to ensure the institutions of higher education under his purview are operating effectively, efficiently and within the law," Perry said.

Hall has been the focus of controversy and investigation by lawmakers because of his ongoing personal investigations into the administration ...

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